TUPPERS PLAINS, Ohio — It took eight minutes, but the Lady Eagles shook off the rust and got back to their normal form.
In its first game since December 22, the Eastern girls basketball team rarely missed a beat, rolling to a 60-34 victory over Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division guest Trimble, on Monday night in Meigs County.
The Lady Eagles (10-1, 7-1 TVC Hocking) made just one field goal and scored six points in the opening period, but the Green, White and Gold held Trimble (3-8, 2-5) to five points in the stanza.
Eastern picked up the pace and outscored the Lady Tomcats by a 19-to-12 count in the second quarter, giving the hosts a 25-17 lead at the midway point.
The Lady Eagles continued to roll in the second half, outscoring THS 24-to-9 in the third quarter and 11-to-8 in the fourth, sealing the 60-34 victory.
Eastern — which has now won three straight decisions — had eight players mark in the scoring column, with a trio of Lady Eagles reaching double figures.
EHS senior Laura Pullins and junior Madison Williams both scored 14 points, with sophomore Becca Pullins adding 11. Jess Parker scored eight points in the win, Alyson Bailey and Elizabeth Collins both added four, while Kaityn Hawk and Kelsey Casto chipped in with three and two points respectively.
The Lady Eagles drained eight trifectas in the win, while shooting 7-of-15 (46.7 percent) from the free throw line. Meanwhile, Trimble marked just two triples and shot 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the stripe.
Breanna Brammer led the guests with 13 points, followed by Kaitlyn Spears and Skylar Moore with seven points each. Kym Williams scored three points, while Emily Ward and Sydney Hardy both scored two points in the setback.
Eastern will go for the season sweep of THS on February 9, in Glouster.
The Lady Eagles will begin their second trip through the TVC Hocking on Thursday, when South Gallia visits ‘The Nest’.
THS has now lost back-to-back games and will return to action at Belpre, on Thursday.
Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.
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